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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

1874 – Birth of Adolphe Aloys Marie Hubert duBois d’Aische, Belgian World War I flying ace. 1906 – Traian Vuia, Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer, flies his early own designed and built aircraft “Vuia 1″ about 40 feet at Montesson, France. This is the first well-documented unassisted takeoff and landing on a level surface by [...]

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Thai Military Radar May Show Malay Airliner

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

New information from the Thai government bolsters the belief that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a sharp westward turn after communication was lost. The Thai military was receiving normal flight path and communication data from the Boeing 777-200 on its planned March 8 route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing until 1:22 a.m., when it [...]

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News Chopper Crash Kills 2

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

Two people were killed and one was critically injured when the KOMO News helicopter crashed and burned on takeoff Tuesday morning on Seattle’s Broad Street only yards away from the Space Needle. Emergency personnel immediately rushed to the scene. Three vehicles were struck in the crash. Witnesses said a man could be seen running from [...]

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Flying Magazine’s Top 20 Airplanes

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

We as pilots love airplane types. Most of us, in fact, have a favorite airplane, be it a Piper Cub or a Lockheed SR-71. There are plane types, and then there are planes. Specific planes. The history of aviation is punctuated with the arrival on the scene, sometimes very publicly and sometimes in top secret, [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

1871 – Birth of Carlo Piazza, early Italian aviator; he later flies the world’s first aerial reconnaissance mission in a Bleriot XI. 1924 – A quartet of Douglas World Cruisers, built for the U. S. Army Air Service, leave Santa Monica, Calif., on the first leg of a flight around the world. The DWC is a modified [...]

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TICO Warbird Airshow Thrills Visitors

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. John Piowaty stood beside a supersonic jet as he answered questions from spectators at the TiCo Warbird Airshow in Titusville, Fla. He explained the avionics of the Republic F-105D Thunderchief and his missions in the fighter-bomber during the Vietnam War as an Air Force pilot. On Saturday, he engaged everyone [...]

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Blue Angels Headline California Air Show

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

Thousands of community members and out-of-town visitors, along with those sitting outside their nearby homes or perched atop haystacks, took in the sights and sounds of the 2014 Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show in California on Saturday. This year marked the 47th anniversary of the local air show, which featured a wide variety [...]

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MH370 Hunt Underway in New Areas

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that extensive search and rescue efforts have commenced in both the southern and northern corridors that the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have traversed. Speaking to media in Kuala Lumpur on March 17, Malaysia’s acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that Indonesia and Australia will lead the southern search effort, which extends [...]

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